Chess Dubious goal ends Irish World Cup dream

By Lyle JacksonThe Republic of Ireland suffered the most cruel of World Cup exits as France went through with a goal which should have been disallowed for handball.Thierry Henry clearly handled before playing the ball for William Gallas to score the equaliser which


Chess Fire accused tried to save dogs

A teenager accused of murdering his girlfriend in a flat fire, tried to return to the burning building to rescue his dogs, a court has heard.Joe Simpson, 17, had been staying in the flat above the one shared by Stewart Blackburn and the girlfriend, he is accused of


Chess Woman held in sex abuse inquiry

A woman has been charged with child sex offences following the investigation into paedophile Colin Blanchard.The 38-year-old and his accomplices, nursery worker Vanessa George, 39 and Angela Allen, 39, admitted a string of offences last month. On Wednesday night a


Chess Portugal, Slovenia & Greece reach World Cup

Dimitris Salpigidis scored the only goal as Greece defeated Ukraine in Donetsk to seal their place at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.Salpigidis slotted home after a through ball from Giorgios Samaras to seal Greece's first appearance at the World Cup finals sin


Chess Flood fears centre on NW England

South-west Scotland and north-west England are facing torrential downpours that will bring a month's rain in 36 hours, the BBC weather unit has said.There is a very high risk of flooding, with Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway most affected, the service said. North


Chess ‘Critical moment’ for Afghanistan

Afghanistan is at a "critical moment" as Hamid Karzai prepares to be sworn in for a second term, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said.Speaking in Kabul, Mrs Clinton said there was a "window of opportunity" for President Karzai to demon


Chess Iraq VP vetoes new election law

One of Iraq's two vice-presidents has vetoed part of the country's new election law, putting the parliamentary polls scheduled for January in doubt.Tariq al-Hashemi, a Sunni Arab, revoked Article 1 of the law and called for the representation in parliament of displ


Chess Vicar forgives daughter’s killers

The father of a girl who jumped to her death from a window because she was being bullied, said he forgives the teenagers who killed her.Kemi Ajose, 19, and Hatice Can, 15, have been found guilty of the manslaughter of Rosimeiri Boxall, 19. But Miss Boxall's father


Chess UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

A British soldier has been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.The soldier, from The Royal Military Police, was shot dead during a gun battle in the Babaji area of Helmand Province on Wednesday morning. An MoD spokesman said next of kin have bee


Chess 11 Competitive Intelligence Tools for SMBs

It’s not stalking. It’s research. It’s you doing research on your competitors to help you stay up-to-date on what they’re doing so you know which direction you should go. It’s not stalking and everyone’s doing it. Here’s a list of 11 tools that can he


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